What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships combine practical training on the job with study time. As an apprentice you’ll; be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay; work alongside experienced staff; and gain job-specific skills.

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid.

By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

What do I need to complete an apprenticeship?

You have to be over 16 years old. Entry requirements vary, and you may need up to five GCSEs at grade 9 to 4/A* to C — including English and Maths

Benefits of Apprenticeships:

  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Benefit from support systems and learning aids
  • Get paid to learn
  • Gain industry-recognised qualifications
  • Get a feel for the work environment
  • Improve your employability
  • Enjoy student discounts
  • Choose from plenty of programmes

Apprenticeships within Halton Borough Council:

As an apprentice at Halton Borough Council you will receive a salary, pension scheme (optional), paid holidays and opportunities to progress your career.

Halton Council has a long history of supporting learning & development initiatives within the community, particularly for young people leaving education.
We recognise that a well-trained and qualified workforce underpins the Borough`s prospects and helps to ensure the continued success of local industry and business.

We will also provide full support in order to help people reach their full potential.

Now is a great time to be joining Halton Borough Council – we look forward to hearing from you.

Applying for an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships available at Halton Borough Council are advertised via the main vacancy page

“I joined Halton in 2007 as a Landscape Apprentice shortly after completing A-Levels. I was looking for an alternative to university and wanted to pursue a career outdoors because my hobbies and interests had always revolved around it. Since my apprenticeship I have worked in a few different roles within HBC Open Space Services, and it is testament to the training opportunities afforded to me by the Council that I am able to take up this new position.

Throughout the 13 years I have worked within the Authority I have always endeavoured to play my part in providing an attractive landscape for residents and visitors to enjoy while contributing to the Council’s Vision of providing a high quality, modern urban environment and attractive neighbourhoods.”

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for the Physical Environment, Cllr Ron Hignett, said: “It just goes to show what a resource to the borough apprentices can be. Paul has worked his way up and shown what can be achieved through hard work and talent.”

Paul Boardman

Parks Manager, Halton Borough Council